Category Archives: Crazy Love

Even if you’re right, it’s wrong to be rude

Many people use rudeness to try to cover up their weakness and insecurity. However, even if you’re right it’s wrong to be rude. When Christ-followers gather and minister to one another as led by the Spirit, they learn Christ’s kindness … Continue reading

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Some Greatest Showman Soundtrack Quotes & Ekklesia!

The Other Side from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack expresses how I feel about ekklesia: “Trade that typical For something colorful And if it’s crazy live a little crazy You can play it sensible A king of conventional Or you can … Continue reading

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Exchanging the love of power for the power of love!

Religion is based on programmed meetings about God. Christianity is based on authentic experiences with the risen Jesus. The kingdom of God is about letting the living God be the leader, instead of human leadership. God’s order isn’t about human … Continue reading

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What the world needs now is truth & love . . .

Truth without love is unkind. Love without truth is unreal. Our growth, both as individuals and as an expression of Christ’s body depends on our being both truthful and loving at the same time. Paul of Tarsus wrote: “Speaking the … Continue reading

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“God loves everybody,” but what’s that mean?

Some folks talk about God’s love to try to justify their rebellion against His love. They say things like, “Love wins,” and “God loves everybody,” but what do they mean? Is God’s love a blind sweetness that ignores our faults, condones our … Continue reading

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Love or sentimentalism?

Let’s move beyond sentimentalism to love! If you’re impatient; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re unkind; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re envious; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re boast; it’s sentimentalism,not love. If you’re proud; it’s sentimentalism, not love. … Continue reading

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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